The FilAm in Print

Front cover: Principal dancer Jeffrey Cirio of the American Ballet Theatre

The FilAm is going in the “opposite direction” seven years after it started as an online magazine, write founding editor Cristina DC Pastor and business and advertising manager Rene Pastor.

The reason is both romantic and prosaic.

In our community, at least, there is still a segment with a strong yearning for the printed word, the newspaper in your hand, the flipping of pages, the clipping of stories or advertisement. Publishing a monthly newsmagazine is a milestone for us because our roots are in newspapers. We are going back to where we started as journalists.

Our beginnings were shaped by the martial law regime of Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines. Our deepest beliefs lie in the vibrancy of independent and objective journalism and its contribution to the community.

Read the full FilAm story for more on why Cristina DC Pastor started the publication, and its mission in striving for fairness in reporting.

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